In my language, I just realized, the term for ‘to report’ is the same as for ‘to win/to defeat’. Thought this was a nice connection. Anyone got any like these?
In portuguese there’s a few…
wake up = agreed
spoon = pick up
choire = blush
A universal cause of every illness in the Balkan is something old people call “promaja”. It is a strike of air which happens when the air is coming from two different sources, like opened door and a window.
I grew up listening to stuff like this:
" I have a headache…"
- it must be promaja.
" I have a conjunctivitis"
- it is promaja
" My back hurts"
- it’s promaja
" I feel worthless"
- get off the promaja.
does it work the other way around as well? Notice promaja and then go and find some illness?
I guess it works both ways… there are probably many people who tried to commit suicide by exposing themselves to promaja.
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